Sunday 19 August 2012

Keep an eye on shop blog

Just to let everyone know Gordon has started posting on shop blog and I'm sure it will be worth you while to keep an eye on it.

He is having a Clearence Sale adding things every week but to benefit you must visit the shop, sorry no sale items on online shop.

Hoping many of you will come along and take advantage of the great deals.

Jean x

Saturday 19 May 2012

Temporary shop opening hours

As many of you know Roberts illness is getting worse, he was taken back in hospital again yesterday.
Due to this Gordon is not in the shop very often and has decided to open the shop between 10.30am and 2pm for the time being , still closing Tuesday and Sunday. We are sorry for any problems this may cause but I am sure you will understand.


Friday 6 April 2012


Hi again everyone,

Due to Roberts illness, Gordon has decided to close from today until normal opening Wednesday.
I say normal, if Gordon is not available to come into the shop Karen and I will open between 10.30am and 3pm.

Sorry for any inconvienience.

Jean x

News on Robert

Just a few words to let you know that Robert has been taken into hospital after his condition worsened on Wednesday evening. Robert has allowed Gordon to post on the Once Upon A Stamp blog with more info and he will keep everyone upto date with whats happening.
Please keep both Robert and Gordon in your prayers.
Jean x

Sunday 26 February 2012


I just loved this new sizzix ironworks frame, it has that Macintosh style to it.
I cut out the outer frame in grey card and fixed acetate down the side panels on the reverse side.I coloured all the spaces using pro markers so it gave a stained glass effect.
Using the two centre dies I cut one in orange foil card and the smaller one in yellow core card then matt and layered using foam tape, this was then layered onto the grey center cut from the main outer die. Placed the frame onto cream pearlised card and put the layered center in place.
I simply finished it off with a Marianne ballerina die.
Hope you enjoy what I have done, hugs Karen x

Thursday 23 February 2012


Hi again,
Couldn't resist the new Sizzix Framelits just had to give them a whirl.
I'm back to my black and white so a I felt a Cameo was needed, this one is a Marianne die.
Another quite easy card, I chose a black card base, matting and layering white then black. The framelit was cut in white, as was the smaller oval, the small swirls top and bottom of the frame are 'waste' from the frame.
The ribbons and buttons were from my stash.

All dies available from O.U.A.S

Enjoy Jean x

Wednesday 15 February 2012

60th Birthday card

Hi everyone

This card was my husbands, he celebrated his 60th Birthday last week.

To make the base card I used Go Create large die, cutting 2 and scoring 1/2inch from the long edge where I glued the 2 together. Cutting a futher 2 smaller sizes of the same die I used shades of green inks to shade edges of all pieces. The smallest of the 3 I also embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give a diamond effect, inking the inside of the folder before embossing.
When gluing the layers together I wrapped a piece of open hessian at an angle around the second layer to add a little texture.
The text plate was cut using Spellbinders Metal Tags and Accents, cutting twice, 1 from patterned paper, using the frame, and 1 in cream, using the centre, this one inked around the edges with gold and text stamped in gold.  The text was done using Just Rite alphabets. The cream centre was sat in the patterned frame.
To make the embellishment in the bottom corner is a flattened Art Cap, (coming soon at Once Upon a Stamp with much more), with a photo of my husband, sized and cut to fit, finished off with apoxy dome.

Enjoy Jean x